Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Dec 2008 17:10 UTC, submitted by jeanmarc
BeOS & Derivatives A long time ago, when Windows was busy crashing into walls, when the Mac OS was running around naked in the woods looking for someone to protect its memory, and when Linux was frantically jumping up and down with a lollipop in its mouth, we were blessed with the BeOS. It was new, free of legacy nonsense, fast, and designed from the ground-up to make sense (which it didn't, but at least they tried). It could do all sorts of fancy stuff that the other operating systems could only dream of, but at the same time, trivial things like actually getting networking and the internet to work brought it to its knees. Sadly, it didn't make it because Windows and the Mac OS were bullying BeOS, and of course it didn't help that BeOS' parents didn't really know anything about the real world either. The community around BeOS, however, never really died out, and the central hub, BeBits, weathered all storms. It found a new owner today.
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I hate to say it, I hate to say...
by Buck on Mon 29th Dec 2008 18:07 UTC
Buck
Member since:
2005-06-29

but it's probably Berndt.

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ride01 Member since:
2005-09-23

Haha

I love BeBits. I've always wanted a BeBits for Linux, and am glad to see that GnomeFiles exists.

To the new owner, please don't change things TOO much ;)

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poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

hahah I love the statment, "I've always wanted a BeBits for Linux." as BeBits itself was a Freshmeat for BeOS ;) .

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Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

but it's probably Berndt.


That's pretty funny.

Now go wash your mouth out with soap. ;)

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Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

Yep! And he is going to use it to launch his new Haiku fork, Zaiku!

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beosfrance Member since:
2007-04-10

Benrd T Korz didn't show on forums, BeGeistert, mailing-list or commits for 2 years now...

I think we can say that he is not part of the community anymore. Beside the benefic growing community effect that the Zeta project had, i assume to say that it's not a bad thing in the end (no personnal feeling against him anyhow)

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